Latest update: 08/05/2012
Algeria: Suicide sparks riots in Jijel
In Algeria, the town of Jijel erupts into violence as angry youths clash with police after a shopkeeper sets himself on fire. In Tunisia, a TV chief on trial for blasphemy is fined - media rights activists say that sends the wrong message, while Islamist hardliners say it does not go far enough. Finally, in Morocco, authorities warn young people turning to informal Urfi marriages that without legal recognition, things can go badly wrong.